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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Vision Collage

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      40 comments

So, you know when you first sign up for SparkPeople and they tell you to make a Vision Collage to motivate yourself? I confess...when I FIRST started, I was NOT healthy and I didn't really care about being healthy either. It was just an idea I... Read more

Chaos In The House

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      5 comments

Truthfully, I sat down to write a most eloquent diatribe on how I am once again suffering through the 2nd Day Sugar Withdrawal Headache, because of my huge binge on cookies on Sunday. I was going to say something really well-worded and inspirat... Read more

Disappointed In Myself...But Moving Forward

Monday, April 09, 2012      8 comments

I'd imagine there will be SO many of these blogs on SparkPeople today. I had one HORRIBLE day yesterday, food-wise. OK, the entire weekend wasn't great. Actually, Saturday was excellent until I bought those sugar cookie decorating kits fo... Read more

South Beach + Seder = Disaster

Saturday, April 07, 2012      4 comments

Well, friends...the Jewish Seder was just beautiful. Absolutely loved the story, the tradition, the food and the friends. Just one problem... emoticonRead more

Jewish Seder Tonight - the opposite of South Beach, Phase 1!

Friday, April 06, 2012      3 comments

So, I'm right in the middle of the 2-week Phase 1 portion of the South Beach Diet and tonight I promised my dear friend I would attend her Passover Seder. I am actually not Jewish, but I think it will be extremely interesting and enlightening t... Read more

I Feel AMAZING Today!

Thursday, April 05, 2012      7 comments

Oh my goodness. I feel better and better every day! It is ridiculous how HUGE of an impact a healthy diet can have on how your body feels and how you feel about yourself! I don't SEE any huge change in my body when I look in the mirror bu... Read more

South Beach Diet Phase 1, Day 3 (out of 14)

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      2 comments

As you know, my first day was brilliant. Yesterday (Day 2) was a little tough. I got a wicked sugar withdrawal headache and was hungry for a lot of the day. Because of my headache and hunger, I felt very weak and a little out of it yeste... Read more

The Natives are Coming Around

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      7 comments

Last week, I posted a blog about changing my daughters' lunchbox fare. I am happy to say that things have been going well in that area, because I went shopping specifically looking for healthy options that my kids will actually eat and like. I... Read more

South Beach, Phase 1, Day 1

Monday, April 02, 2012      4 comments

Well, I made it through the first day of the strict Phase 1. It's basically lean protein, a TON of veggies and absolutely no processed sugar or carbs or alcohol for 2 weeks. This is to pretty much purge the body of its sugar and bad carb craving... Read more

South Beach Diet?

Sunday, April 01, 2012      6 comments

OK, so tonight I was at my very last Made To Crave Bible Study meeting. My Pastor's wife (and good friend) struggles with sugar cravings, in particular cookies and it's been a BIG problem for her for years actually. She announced tonight that ... Read more

A Blip in the SparkPeople System

Friday, March 30, 2012      3 comments

I always feel bad when I log something on accident and get credit for it, then I delete it...but I still have the SparkPoints or Fitness Minutes. Like...sometimes I will be SURE that I'm going to do my workout video when I get home...so I log ... Read more

The Natives are Revolting

Thursday, March 29, 2012      4 comments

When I began my health journey anew a little over a month ago, I did so not wanting to be the "health police" in my house, but simply desiring to change things about myself in order to increase my overall sense of well-being and self-confidence.... Read more

New Breakfast Obsession!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      4 comments

You guys! I found the most delicious, easy breakfast that you can easily make and eat AT WORK. Have you heard of Better Oats Oat Revolution? www.betteroats.com/ingre
dients.php I'm kind of obsessed with this stuf... Read more

Need Inspiration? Check This Out!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      5 comments

I absolutely can't think of a better "picture" for a successful health journey than this. When I saw this, I knew it was PERFECT for SparkPeople! ... Read more

You Have Circled This Mountain LONG ENOUGH!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      8 comments

I'm still working through the study, "Made to Crave" by Lysa TerKeurst. In Chapter 11, Lysa includes a wonderful quote by Ruth Graham. This has really been a driving thought that has inspired me this past week and I thought I'd share it with a... Read more


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